Concept Life Sciences is a knowledge based, science led business focused on delivering the expertise and capabilities our clients demand. We work in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, environmental, agrochemical, petrochemical, chemical and consumer products sectors.

Our business is home to scientists with in-depth experience in their fields, who are enthusiastic about taking on challenges. We employ problem-solvers with a proven track record in the life sciences, laboratory based analytical testing and specialist consulting.

That is why our clients, large and small, trust us to deliver a range of high quality services that can often be tailored to a specific requirement. Our food and environmental business is well resourced and led by experienced individuals with the market knowledge and expertise to deliver high quality consultancy and analytical services.


Segmenting our business delivers focus. It allows us to offer dedicated services to clients working on drug discovery and development programmes, as well as those developing agrochemicals, performance chemicals and consumer products. From providing on-going support across several functional areas to working on a specific section of a programme or providing consultancy services, we are ready to collaborate from first concept through to the clinic door. Our strengths as a CRO are our people, our energy and our creativity. Over 70% of our team are PhD scientists who are problem solvers and great communicators.


With our highly experienced team and modern laboratory facilities, we have the expertise and resources to provide high quality chemical analysis, testing and consultancy services to clients in the food, development, property, infrastructure, regeneration, energy/waste and industrial sectors.

From routine testing, through specialist analysis, to developing new methodologies to deliver scientific solutions, our flexibility means we can support our clients whatever the requirement. This includes providing advice and guidance on a range of environmental issues through our team of consultants. Our focus is always on technical excellence. We store test results and report online in our bespoke Laboratory Information System. This gives you secure, quick and easy access to results as soon as the information is available.

Our consultancy service operates from multiple locations throughout the UK. We advise on all manner of environmental issues from planning related matters and development needs through to property management and compliance with environmental regulation. Use our expertise to find solutions and help mitigate potential problems.

Delivering Science

Our life sciences team includes many published PhD level scientists who are acknowledged experts in their particular field within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, petrochemical, agrochemical and consumer products industries.

Together we are a business that employs over 600 people working out of 24 locations spread across the UK. Our specialist laboratory facilities have been developed to meet the needs of our clients and we are constantly adding to our techniques, as client demands require. We also operate large volume laboratory testing facilities that provide a highly responsive local service.


With our range of services to support drug discovery and development from first concept to the clinic door, we specialise in delivering difficult projects to challenging timelines.
We have the resources to deliver a range of state-of-the-art analytical techniques to support our clients’ increasingly stringent quality and food safety standards.
Our expertise in synthetic chemistry, mechanistic toxicology and in vitro dermal absorption plays a key role in supporting the development of new products for the personal care and cosmetic markets.
We provide chemical design & synthesis, scale up, exploratory toxicology, investigative toxicology, in vitro dermal absorption and analytical services to the agrochemical industry.
We have laboratory resources to test water, soil, air and waste products for contaminants and evaluate their impact on occupational health and the environment.
Our expertise in synthetic chemistry, mechanistic toxicology and metabolism and absorption is used by the specialty and petrochemical industries as well as emerging hi-tech industries such as printable electronics, diagnostics and nanotechnology.
Our team of expert consultants provide advice and guidance on the many different challenges our clients face managing the built and natural environment.

Latest News


Peakdale Molecular Announced as Finalists (x2!) for National Retrosynthesis Competition 2017

17.01.17 News

Congratulations to TWO teams at Peakdale Molecular who have been selected to compete in the final of the 4th National SCI/ RSC Retrosynthesis Competition 2017. From over 100 entries both the ‘Peakdale Chapel Team’ and ‘The Vinylagous Seven’ (based at Peakdale’s Sandwich site), have been shortlisted and will compete against 8 other teams in the final taking […]

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REC Introduce Daylight and Lighting Impact Assessment Services Across The UK

13.01.17 News

REC, a national environmental consultancy and part of the Concept Life Sciences group, is now delivering Daylight and Lighting Impact Assessment services throughout the UK.  As the latest addition to REC’s extensive range of environmental solutions, REC’s consultants will be delivering specialist Daylight and Lighting Impact Assessments to a range of residential, industrial, retail and […]


Concept Life Sciences Sponsors Scotland’s Life Sciences Dinner & Annual Awards 2017

06.01.17 News

Concept Life Sciences is pleased to announce sponsorship of the ‘Investment of the Year‘ Award at the Scotland Life Sciences Dinner & Annual Awards. The Awards will be held on Thursday 2nd February 2017 at the National Museum of Scotland. The evening will play host to more than 800 guests celebrating the outstanding achievements for the Life […]


Concept Life Sciences appoints Tony Johnson as Group Business Development Executive

06.12.16 News

Knowledge based, science led business, Concept Life Sciences, has further strengthened its team with the appointment of Tony Johnson as Group Business Development Executive. Tony, who joined the company on 14th November, is based at the group’s new Analytical Science Hub which is located on the Listerhills Science Park in Bradford. Tony, an analytical chemist […]


REC moves to new larger office in Croydon

02.12.16 News

Due to continued growth in the South East region, UK environmental consultancy REC Ltd has relocated one of its 11 UK offices to new larger premises at the Capital Business Centre in Croydon. REC, a multi-disciplinary consultancy, specialising in a comprehensive range of environmental services, inspection, regulatory and risk management has had a base in […]


Scientific Analysis Laboratories UKAS Accredited For RDF & SRF Testing

23.11.16 News

Scientific Analysis Laboratories (SAL), one of the largest independent laboratories in Europe and part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, has achieved UKAS accreditation for their newly acquired service; Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) testing. The ever increasing need for waste recycling rather than disposal combined with government incentives, legislative changes […]


Concept Life Sciences Unveils New Analytical Science Hub in Bradford to Cope With Growing Demand

21.11.16 News

Concept Life Sciences has acquired a new building on the Listerhills Science Park in Bradford to accommodate its growing workforce. The current facility which is home to Agenda1 (part of the Concept Life Sciences group), comprises both laboratories and offices, and due to increasing client demand has reached full capacity. In order to meet the […]


Metrion Biosciences and Peakdale Molecular sign Integrated Drug Discovery Partnership

15.11.16 News

Peakdale Molecular Limited, a UK-based provider of drug discovery services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries and part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, has signed a collaboration agreement with Metrion Biosciences Limited, a specialist ion channel contract research organisation, to offer complete Integrated Drug Discovery Programmes to new and existing and new customers for […]


CXR Biosciences crowned ‘Science and Technology Business of the Year’ for the second year running

04.11.16 News

CXR Biosciences, part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, has been crowned winner of the ‘Science and Technology Business of the Year’ award at The Courier Business Awards for the second year running. The award was presented to the company on Saturday 29th October at an official awards ceremony which was held at The Apex […]

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